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The Wicked Stitch: Briar Rose

Added Oct 21, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






For this skirt I used Simplicity 5006 with a few alterations. I’d made it before, minus the ruffle, so it was an absolute breeze to put together. The most time consuming part was pleating the ruffle, and hemming it.

The ruffle circumference ended up being about 3 meters!

I added 4 small tucks at the front of the waist band so its a little less “clingy” and was little more comfortable.

I chose to add an exposed black and gold metal zip to “funk” the project up and ironically, pull it away from the fairy tale side of things, making it more wearable in real life.

I also sewed my label in there for fun! Notice how the colour scheme (minutely so) is green, pink and blue?? of course you did! Does anyone remember the 3 fairy god mothers is Disney’s rendition of sleeping beauty? I had them in mind whilst sewing. Its my little nod to Disney.

I also used some hot pink satin bias binding on the inside where the ruffle attaches to the skirt. I love having colourful details on the inside that are just there for me to know about (oh, and you guys too now). It makes the project a little more exciting.

The fabric is a chartreuse (the worlds loveliest colour, and the most elegantly named) polished cotton. I scored it at the remnant warehouse for $2 a meter. There was only 5 left, so I took the whole roll.

Although this was a quick make, technicality wise, I did take my time with it. I french seamed my seams and everything. Other than the zipper tape, I feel like this skirt could almost be worn inside out if it so tickled my fancy.

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Material Notes

Chartreuse Polished Cotton
Hot Pink Satin Bias Binding




Garment Type


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